TOP VIEWS IN IRELAND
Dublin, and in general Ireland, does not have many high buildings. The few which are there, are usually private and do not offer the possibility to visit their roofs. I have already presented here two pictures taken from the top of the Guinness Storehouse. Sadly this visitor centre is located rather far away from any sights. Similarly the Dublin Wheel is too far to see anything of interest. Recently I have visited Dublinia museum and went to the tower to see the view. Sadly the windows were so dirty that there was no chance for a decent shot. Some time ago already I have discovered the upper floor of this parking in Dun Laoghaire.
Dun Laoghaire [dʌnˈlɪəri] is a small coastal town located about 12 kilometres south from Dublin City Centre.
ABOUT THE CHURCH
Mariners' Church designed by Joseph Welland, was opened in 1837. It has formerly served the British Navy and now it houses the National Maritime Museum. The building was recently restored.
ALTERNATIVE USE OF FORMER CHURCH BUILDINGS
There are several churches in Dublin which serve alternative purposes. The most notable example is former St. Andrew which now houses the main office of Tourist Information Centre, or former St. Mary which is now a restaurant (The Church). Irish churches as opposed to pubs are indeed becoming emptier. One of the reasons for that may be Catholic sexual abuse scandal, however the converted churches were usually Protestant (Church of Ireland).
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fds (8624) 2012-01-29 8:10
very beautiful postcard from dublin by night
great colors and light and very nice document
SWEETFREEDOM (22966) 2012-01-29 8:25
interesting p.o.v. good exposure and colors. nice church
bema (26361) 2012-01-29 8:48
one more time a very fine capture which you present us here on TE! great in colors, mood and presentation!
thnaks for sharinmg such beautiful places nd outlooks with all of us!
bayno (18342) 2012-01-29 9:12
beautiful blue hour, I like the POV and framing, excellent exposure with the diaphragm closed to give star effect to the artificial lights, splendid church, regards, Valter
grigand (19625) 2012-01-29 9:13
Wonderful light, perfect your management.
rychem (25216) 2012-01-29 9:42
Podoba mi sie ten widok na kosciol o zmroku, dobra gra swiatel i cieni
Ricx (13495) 2012-01-29 9:47
Hi Mauisz, an absolute work of art.. your exposure is superb.. with the lighting on the Church, just amzing.. there is only one thing that intrigues me? where are all the people? strange to see it so empty.. very interesting note. Have you found a job yet? Have a good week Rich
TopGeo (38206) 2012-01-29 9:47
Hello Mariusz! Nice view with great colours and lights to show this nice atmosphere.Superb capture of the church. Great soft light, nice warm, effect of lights and colours, sharp details of the FG elements of stars, Thanks for sharing
Budapestman (82620) 2012-01-29 9:54
a beautiful blue hour photo with splendid lights I like the vertical composition and the attractive POV, superb architectural details, Tfs! Have a nice Sunday evening! Kellemes vasárnap estét kívánok!
Fis2 (87427) 2012-01-29 9:55
Piękny ko¶ciół na drugim planie, lubię takie budowle.
Przyjemny kadr i bajkowa kolorystyka ;)
Gigidusud (17005) 2012-01-29 10:32
Beautiful postcard of Dublin by night.I like it!
Thanks for sharing.
prasun984 (5590) 2012-01-29 11:18
wonderful low light shot with nice frame work...like the play of light over the Church...really the street lamps look like fallen stars...
good light management with nice exposure controlled...nice color contrast & sharpness also...
adores (38709) 2012-01-29 13:59
Very good! - the pov, the colours, the exposure and the star effect of the lamps. Well done!
Sonata11 (33298) 2012-01-29 21:32
podoba mi sie wykonanie tego zdjecia z wysokiego punktu widzenia. Ladne wykonanie. Fajne ujecie na kosciol pokazujac jego ciekawa architekture. Super wieczorna kompozycja z pieknymi oswietleniami. Cicha, spokojna atmosfera panuje na tym zdjeciu. Podoba mi sie.
jurek1951 (42160) 2012-01-29 23:38
piekny HDR,podoba misie ta delikatna kolorystyka,super klimat,ciekawy fragmet miasta,pozdrawiam
Graal (98670) 2012-01-30 0:02
dobry strzal z fajnego POV. Fajna pore wybrales na focenie. Gwiazdki od przymknietego obiektywu interesujaco wyszly. Strzelista wieza kociola nawiazuje do gotyku. Podoba mi sie tutaj takze dobrze dobrany balans bieli chociaz nie wiem czy ustawienia miales automatyczne czy ustawiles recznie.
s_lush (16134) 2012-01-30 0:18
You blue-hour shots become better and better. This one, besides great light and optical effects, has wonderful composition, interesting architecture and landscaping, beautiful colors and absolutely perfect quality. Excellent job!
josepmarin (57833) 2012-01-30 1:29
because of the nice star-shaped effect on the points of light, and of the good luminosity of this capture at the blue hour, I guess that you used a small aperture and a long exposure time.
The result is an image with a high quality and a great sharpness, with a few beautiful colors, and a good graphical wealth due to the beautiful architecture of the church and its belfry.
It is a very attractive composition at sight, with an impeccable technical execution.
jhm (141307) 2012-01-30 3:56
You shows us a very nice picture of Ireland with the church as finger to the heaven.
I like your lights as stars.
Excellent perspective picture nice done.
Sharpness and clarity are extraordinarily.
Composition and presentation make this image attractive.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice week,
kordinator (19438) 2012-01-30 4:34
Excellent presentation of this work nicely described in the text.
Dublin has a beautiful architecture.
This magnificent Church is fantastic positioned on a lovely composition.
Beautiful colors and light, excellent sharpness and image quality.
timecapturer (49288) 2012-01-30 5:50
an excellent title for a superbly composed and executed shot. I just love the lights and the atmosphere they create. An accomplished and flawless image of real quality. Love it!
Have a great week - Brian.
mauro61 (52623) 2012-01-30 11:20
l'Irlanda č uno di quei posti che spero presto di poter visitare.
Intanto mi godo questa tua bella immagine con le luci dei lampioni a catturare lo sguardo e la splendida definizione dela chiesa.
un saluto e buona serata
brianmcc (6185) 2012-01-30 11:35
this is a lovely scene from dun laoghaire. your high viewpoint gives an interesting perspective on the scene. i love the little glimpse of the sea beyond the roof tops. again the light from the streets illuminates the setting very nicely and creates a wonderful atmoshpere. stunning detail.
have a good week,
vasilpro (40997) 2012-01-30 12:32
Wonderful composition with a beautiful view, very nice light effect, excellent POV, lovely light and color tones, TfS!
Warm regards, Vasilis.
nikkitta (15334) 2012-01-30 14:08
Very good work to show the beautiful church with nice colors, seems to be the blue hour?
Like the lights of the lamps shining
Informative note, also
Greetings and TFS
Just saw your reply to Ricx, hope all your searching end soon
jlbrthnn (76037) 2012-01-31 16:06
The picture is spectacular, the architecture of the church, but also by these stars is entirely surprising. The exposure is excellent, as the sharpness. Bravo.
adramad (39174) 2012-02-01 4:27
Beautiful light of this beautiful composition, nice view from this high point, is dominated by the superb church and its tall tower with that curious termination in high pyramid.
Very good management of the luminosity at the first light of the night, the colors in these soft tones is ideal. A pretty picture, I like it.
I wish you a good evening.
Most cordial greetings.
macjake (57950) 2012-02-01 8:44
this is an HDR isn't it, it has that feel to it.
alot of detail and clarity to the image.
love the star effect of the small aperature used too.
the church looks super sharp.
reading your note, i wonder why there are few tall buildings in Ireland...must be a reason for it, curious.
excellent pov chosen here, love it.
I'm hoping you have found a home and work in england!
siolaw (38290) 2012-02-02 0:06
A nice addition to your theme. Nice "pink hour" shot with interesting star effect on the lamps. Good framing and compo too.
Silvio1953 (125725) 2012-02-02 0:35
Ciao Mariusz, fascinating evening shoot, great exposure, lovely composition with beautiful church, splendid light and colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
andywo (4725) 2012-02-02 4:36
Bardzo udana praca.
To jest chyba najbardziej optymalny sposob na doswietlenie takiej sceny - podobaja mi sie te "gwiazdy". Do tego swietna jakosc i przemyslany, pionowy kadr, ktory najlepiej tutaj pasuje. Fotka z klasa.
Pozdrowienia z mroznej( - 28) Polski.
sacimar (26037) 2012-02-02 8:17
this is a beautiful image with an smart title, the light management is excellent, the composition is very good with the church as the main element, I like it,
jemaflor (86670) 2012-02-02 23:23
Good pov and light capture, perfect to take the church and presented an original view, I like these stars, well managed.
delpeoples (53667) 2012-02-03 17:03
So these will be the last few we see from Ireland eh, and you'll be embarking on your quest to photograph every county of England? I can't wait, although will definitely miss your shots of Ireland. You did really well in the conditions outlined in your Note. I lvoe the star points (they seem a little OE on my monitor but it isn't calibrated). I love the soft pastel tones and of course the old church and that wonderful glimpse of sea are the centrepoints of the image. Lovely shot.
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2012-02-04 19:31
A fantastic blue hour image with glowing lights around the gazebo. Superb lighting on the church producing the magical colors. Great view with sharpness and depth.
jimkil (1706) 2012-02-05 21:40
Love the delicate colours Mariusz, have you used a filter for the star-bursts, looks great indeed. The detail in this image is first rate.
i9l2y1m8a8t3 (4798) 2012-02-06 3:21
Interesting title-liked that very much! I really like the understated effect of HDR in this image, love the way you handle your PP work as it gives a nice details on every element that is present and everything is excellently exposed. The lamp posts "stars" make the scenery really interesting! Great capture! Best of luck to your endeavors.
See you around!
maria-v1981 (10816) 2012-02-08 5:59
Such a magical view,clean and sharp, with excellent setting light. I will agree with your tittle.
Is an excellent shot.
Angshu (56190) 2012-02-08 8:17
This picture has the same dreamlike effect thanks to your unique PP. The pink hour is beautiful as a BG. The artificial lights illuminate the scene well. Like the star effect created by your narrow aperture. Very beautiful!
emka (81954) 2012-02-11 4:32
Ską wiadomo o tych nieograniczonych komentarzach? ja ostatnio nie wyrabiam sie z lekcjami :). Albo mi sie nie chce pisać, albo sie spieszę przed dziewiątą. tego zdjecia jakos nie zauważyłam Dubli n bardzo ładnie wyglada, nie wiem czemu tak narzekałes. super zdjecie wieczorowa porą.
Noel_Byrne (25788) 2012-03-19 7:50
I visited this place just a few weeks ago, and you have captured a truly magical scene. Thank you for your kind comments on my pics, and I am glad you did, because you mentioned you had just been to Ireland, and I knew I had seen stunning images of Ireland about the place. It was yours :) Wonderful shot.
danos (88347) 2012-04-07 1:46
nice the panoramic view of the well lighted Mariners' church with its high bell tower to dominates the image.The 'stars' created from the lampposts of the road make the image more effective and charmy.
Have a good weekend,Danos
altay1364 (0) 2012-04-17 16:27
Mükemmel bir gece fotoğrafı, iyi netliği ve ışık kullanımı ön planda.gerçekten güzel.tebrikler
Turkoglu (0) 2012-04-17 16:56
ihtişamlı görünüyor mimari harika ve siz fotonuzda çok iyi bu güzellikleri yansıtmışınız.selamlar
kennyblack (4207) 2013-02-25 4:36
Beautiful image with a special light and fabulous. Very nice detail and high resolution. Good job, Mariusz, thanks
The best greetings, hava a nice day ... Marino
ikeharel (59615) 2013-06-17 7:47
Nice title to the evening shot, Mariusz.
Already illuminated the church and garden contrast superbly to the sky, yet not under darkness.
elenimavrandoni (14207) 2014-05-18 10:38
Mariusz, a very fascinating postcard from a majestic city! the combination of soft tones is very attractive and the quiet moment of the day, right before dark, is being beautifully highlighted!
fine and completed work!
- Copyright: Mariusz Kamionka (mkamionka) (31305)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-01-13
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS Kiss X4, Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Dublin churches by Mariusz [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-01-29 7:47
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